Newport Forties fundraiser marks Armed Forces Day

South Wales Argus: ASDA in Pill held a Old Village Fete event to celebrate Armed Forces Day and for charity Help the Heroes.  Pictured are Cwmbran veterans and military vehicle enthusiasts from left Mike Symonds, Mike Saunders Debbie Saunders, Alan Terry and Stephen Connop. ASDA in Pill held a Old Village Fete event to celebrate Armed Forces Day and for charity Help the Heroes. Pictured are Cwmbran veterans and military vehicle enthusiasts from left Mike Symonds, Mike Saunders Debbie Saunders, Alan Terry and Stephen Connop.

VINTAGE vehicles rolled into a car park in Newport as shoppers marked Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

Fundraisers recreated a Forties’ village fete with a brass band, food and games at Asda in Lower Dock Street, Pill with staff collecting hundreds for Help for Heroes.

Mayor of Newport, Matthew Evans, attended the fete.

Store manager Gareth Jones, 41, said:“We had a good crowd and lots of groups came down. It was very successful.”

The vintage military display set up camp in the car park courtesy of Cwmbran veterans and military enthusiasts including Alan Terry.

The vehicles included one of the iconic Green Goddess fire engines enjoyed by visitors like dad Andrew Davies and two-year-old Louis.

Asda staff Justine Williams and Caroline Jones rose to the occasion by dressing up

Donate at: helpforeheroes.org.uk

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12:37pm Mon 30 Jun 14

john.hall1000 says...

Why again didn't Newport city (a joke). Put anything on for armed forces day?. Other towns and cities done something across Wales, but Newport being Newport just couldn't be bothered again.
Why again didn't Newport city (a joke). Put anything on for armed forces day?. Other towns and cities done something across Wales, but Newport being Newport just couldn't be bothered again. john.hall1000
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